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Genetics, Epigenetics, and Epidemiology MPhil

Genetics, Epigenetics, and Epidemiology MPhil

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Full time | Keele Campus | 1 year | MAR

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Epidemiology Genetics

Course type


Course Summary


The recent completion of the human genome project has afforded new and exciting avenues for research that define the genetic basis for human disease.

The research seeks to define the molecular basis of diverse diseases and identification of genetic determinants that predispose individuals to particular disease outcomes. Frequently the research groups combine the strengths of collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists and are making significant advances in translational research areas.

These types of studies increase our understanding of basic disease mechanisms and provided new knowledge that may be employed in clinical management strategies. For other, related research areas see Biology, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Clinical Science and Pharmacy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2019-20: Full-time fee is £4,327; continuation fee is 1-12 months: £300; 12 months+: £600. Continuation fees will be charged at the beginning of continuation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Academic Year 2020/2021: Primary Care Sciences: £16,150; Non-laboratory programmes: £14,600; Laboratory programmes in Science, Technology and Medicine: £16,150 to £24,300. Intermediate Disciplines including Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy: £14,600 to £21,600.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need an honours degree with first or 2.1 classifications, or the equivalent if they have been educated outside the UK.